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  1. #16
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    Re: Fastest Linux Distro

    Quote Originally Posted by serotone9
    i have found the same thing about debian. it "feels" the fastest to me, even faster than a basic slackware install. it's probably mostly just subjective, but i can't deny it seems quicker.

    i use arch on my desktop with xfce4, it's also very quick, and not bloated at all. it's faster than slack on the same hardware. but i'm curious about why someone said arch is bloated. you just add what you want, and the startup scripts are very streamlined.

    i think recompiling a kernel for more speed is really only relevant on older hardware. your boot time will sure be faster, though.
    KDE is extremely bloated mos def. If you install KDE on Arch, or any other distro, seems to me exactly the same.

    I like KDE, though, and Arch Linux. I'm trying to make it more family friendly, but it takes some time to figure out how everything ticks. You know, XP to Linux is culture shock.
    ...Does anybody else feel like Congress simply bailed themselves out? Isn't that what they really mean by a bailout?

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    Re: Fastest Linux Distro

    Quote Originally Posted by notdrugged
    ... You know, XP to Linux is culture shock.
    Yes, it's kind of like when you progress from Fisher-Price toys to Lego Technic

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    Re: Fastest Linux Distro

    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Slider
    Yes, it's kind of like when you progress from Fisher-Price toys to Lego Technic
    pull-behind plastic quaking duck on wheels:Lego Technic.
    ...Does anybody else feel like Congress simply bailed themselves out? Isn't that what they really mean by a bailout?

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    Re: Fastest Linux Distro

    Quote Originally Posted by zee
    Where did you get that distro from? I might give it a shot, I never tried Debian before but heard good things about it.
    I see you want to stick with Arch, but for those who want Ubuntu with Xfce and not Gnome follow this:

    Go to Ubuntulinux.org and download the Hoary release. Choose server at boot and then:

    sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list - uncomment all repositories
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install x-window-system-core xfce4 synaptic gnome-sudo gdm acpi acpid powermanagement-interface mozilla-firefox

    then apt-get whatever else you may need.
    Source : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=30896

    In Debian,

    Download a net-install image, then as root

    nano /etc/apt/sources.list

    add these repositiories:

    deb http://www.os-works.com/debian testing main
    deb-src http://www.os-works.com/debian testing main

    apt-get update
    apt-get install x-window-system-core xfld-desktop

    then apt-get whatever else you need

    source: http://www.os-works.com/view/debian/

    Hopes that helps others out!

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